Mallory Lefkowitz is a three-time field hockey state champion with Wyoming Seminary who will be playing collegiately at the University of Iowa in the fall. The Blue Knights’ leading scorer this season was second in the Wyoming Valley Conference in all major statistical categories.
The Times Leader field hockey MVP won a state championship in equestrian as a freshman and also enjoyed lacrosse in the spring. After winning a PIAA field hockey championship as a freshman, she decided to focus on her favorite and was part of gold medal teams again in 2011 and 2013.
What sports did you play in high school?
Lacrosse, field hockey and equestrian.
Why do you choose the sport you did?
Well, during my freshmen year, our field hockey program was strong. It gave me more opportunities than any other sport would.
Do you miss playing sports you have given up?
I do miss them just because it was fun to be around them. I loved being around my horse and I don’t regret doing it. You only get so much time in field hockey. Horseback riding is something you can always go back to.
Did focusing on one sport help your chances of earning a college scholarship?
Yes. I think that by focusing on one sport, it kept my mind straight on what I had to do. I could focus on my skills and let nothing else get in the way.
Are you playing your favorite sport or the sport that will best help you get to college?
Field hockey is my favorite sport.
When did you choose to become focused on a single sport and why?
I chose field hockey mainly around my sophomore year. After being a freshmen and getting playing time, I knew I had opportunities to get recruited and be seen.